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Cort hired as Oak Harbor city administrator
Dec 07 2012, 2:53 PM
A doctor of philosophy is now officially running the day-to-day operations of the city of Oak Harbor.
The City Council confirmed the mayor’s appointment of Larry Cort as the city administrator during the meeting Tuesday. Cort has been serving as interim city administrator since June.
City Council members and the mayor had glowing remarks about Cort, especially regarding his communication abilities.
Residents can view options for Highway 20 construction project at Parker Road
Dec 13 2012, 6:42 AM
State department of transportation staff wants to see what people think of plans to change an intersection on Highway 20 near Outlying Field.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Coupeville High School Commons located on South Main Street.
Patient charged with assaulting nurse at Whidbey General Hospital
Dec 07 2012, 2:55 PM
A 26-year-old patient who assaulted a nurse at Whidbey General Hospital last month is facing a felony charge.
Prosecutors charged Ara J. Badayos in Island County Superior Court Nov. 28 with third-degree assault.
Badayos is accused of assaulting a nurse or health care provider while he or she was performing her duties.
12 Days of Christmas teach servanthood, blessings, doctrine | Faithful Living
Dec 07 2012, 3:01 PM
My research into the meaning of the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” has taken me places I didn’t expect. Last week we covered days one through five; this week we examine all of the rest and it turns out it’s a peek into church doctrine and history.
Proposed rules eased for Island County no-shooting areas
Dec 07 2012, 3:02 PM
The Island County Commissioners are earning praise this week from some critics of a proposal to create a petition process for the establishment of no-shooting zones in rural areas.
Following a heated meeting last month in which a first draft was vetted before the public, the board met several more times and is now considering a range of amendments that would essentially exempt existing and licensed shooting clubs as well as established hunting areas.
Island County to auction off default parcels
Dec 07 2012, 3:03 PM
The Island County Treasurer will auction 34 or fewer parcels of land to the highest bidder at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Island County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 1 NE Sixth St. in Coupeville.
The parcels are being sold due to non-payment of 2009 and prior property taxes. On Nov. 26, the Island County Superior Court ordered the treasurer to sell the property.
Whidbey News-Times reporter earns award for fire series
Dec 10 2012, 9:31 AM
Justin Burnett, reporter for the Whidbey News-Times was selected as the first place winner of the Benjamin Franklin Writers Award.
It was awarded by the National Fire Heritage Center for his three-part series on the history and current challenges faced by Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue in maintaining effective volunteer staffing.
Make holiday memories with Oak Harbor Home Depot’s Christmas Village, opening Dec. 14
Dec 07 2012, 3:05 PM
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s making a stop right here in Oak Harbor for Home Depot’s annual Christmas Village.
Oak Harbor approves challenging $82-million budget
Dec 07 2012, 3:06 PM
City officials in Oak Harbor completed the two-year budget this week in what was described as the most difficult fiscal exercise in more than a decade.
While Oak Harbor made it through the worst of the Great Recession relatively unscathed, Finance Director Doug Merriman said balancing the books for the coming years was a challenge because of an unexpected drop in revenues.
Art gifts are made right on Whidbey
Dec 07 2012, 3:08 PM
Metalsmithing, silk painting, glass sandblasting, papermaking, oil and watercolor painting, ceramics, pastels, drawing, woodblock and linocut printing: If this sounds like a complete list of talents displayed at a good-sized arts and crafts fair, you’re in for a surprise. These are just some of the skills of artist Mary Ellen O’Connor and her daughter, Linnane Armstrong.